Family Matters
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My TV Children Keep Leaving

So much for television being an escape mechanism

Photo by Pablo García Saldaña on Unsplash

When my daughter, Amelia, was a newborn, she was constantly at my side unless she was sleeping in her crib at night. I ceased watching television so I wouldn’t warp her brain — with three notable exceptions. She liked to nap in our living room on my lap for hours at a time, and she’d wake up just before Jeopardy started. My husband…



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Lisa Dexter

I am a freelance writer from the Chicago area. I have one awesome child, one sweet husband, one clingy cat, and one website: